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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 90 reviews
2003 Ford Focus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 90 reviews
The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.
Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)
The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.
The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!
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Ford Focus Questions
Car Won't Start Battery 100% Charged
2003 Ford Focus So awhile ago my car would make a weird clicking noise. It sounded like it came from under the hood and on the drivers side. It would also act like it would die on the road but would...
I Have A 2003 Ford Focus Ztw Wagon With The Larger Of The 4 Cylinder Engine...
Water pump has gone out and I was told the timing belt had to be replaced at the same time. When I called the parts houses, to compare prices, I was told it had a timing chain by one and a timing belt...
My Focus Has Started Shaking When In Idle And The Engine Stops...
any ideas on what my problem could be? Im not very good at this sort of stuff. If i put it in neutral and rev the engine then it keeps running, but if i leave it in gear at a light or stop sign the ...
Programmable Chip Keys At Walmart?
I have a basic 2003 Ford Focus. Two years ago, I lost one of the two chip keys that came with the car when we bought it new. I read the Owner's Manual and it says that I need TWO pre-programmed keys ...
Drivers Door Lock Problems 2003 Focus
I have a 2003 ford focus,,, The drivers door will not unlock using the remote or by the button on the inside of the car( the button has no movement and is jammed) the door will only lock with manually...